Spotlight: Relishing flash fiction with Allison Symes

Today on the blog, I’m delighted to be hosting Allison Symes. She’ll introduce herself in the next paragraph, but suffice to say, she’s right about Swanwick, and I’m so glad we keep catching up, year on year… So, it’s over to Allison, to tell us about her writing: Many thanks, Jennifer, for the blog invite. … More Spotlight: Relishing flash fiction with Allison Symes

Swanwick 2019 Part Two – Playing hard…

Well, there’s no point doing all that work if you don’t enjoy yourself at the end of the day, is there? I’ve already mentioned the dancing until midnight, but there’s much more than that on the entertainment front at Swanwick. The speakers this year were excellent, again, with a mix of advice, inspiration and entertainment. … More Swanwick 2019 Part Two – Playing hard…

Off to Swanwick!

It’s that time again… A whole week of writing-based motivation, inspiration, and fun! When this is published, I’ll be on the train, winging my way to Derby, going through the programme for the umpteenth time, checking I’ve definitely made the right choices in terms of my specialist course, short-courses, and one-hour workshops. Last year, I … More Off to Swanwick!

A reason to be brave…

This last couple of years, I’ve been trying to be brave. Not “jumping off high things” brave, or even “stroking a spider” brave, but “putting myself out there” brave, which can sometimes be a whole lot more terrifying…   Last year at Swanwick, I was an Ambassador, volunteering to help the White Badgers, or first-time … More A reason to be brave…

Another Sunny Swanwick

Another August, and now my third visit to the wonderfulness which is the Swanwick Writers’ School, in Derbyshire. Having successfully tackled replacement buses between Chesterfield and Derby, and joined the group gradually taking over Upper Crust in Derby Station’s lobby, I felt myself relax, and feel completely at home with both old friends and new … More Another Sunny Swanwick